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Scaling Dam Trout Fishing

Scaling Dam April News

14 April 2019

by Trout Fishing UK
Fishery: Scaling Dam
Size: 105 acres, Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
Sat Nav: TS13 4TP
Weekending: 14 April 2019
Number of anglers - week 59
Number of trout taken - week 168
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 168
Rod average - week 2.8lb
Best trout - week 7lb8oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 250
Total number of anglers to date 373
Total number of fish caught to date 1,100
Number of tagged fish caught to date 2
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 2.95
Catch of the week:
Lewis Wright from Whitby fished the Dam Wall at the east end using a ledgered white Mice-tail topped with an orange Powerbait egg and netted a cracking 7lb 8oz rainbow for the biggest catch of the season so far.

Memorable moment of the week:
Mike Welburn from Loftus brought his two young daughters for their second visit and was delighted as they showed him how it’s done! Between them they caught eight rainbows and dad was demoted to doing most of the netting.

Best areas and flies:
For most of the week strong bitter cold easterly winds pushed fly anglers to reside in the east bay and along the south shore. Choppy, murky waters did not provide the most ideal conditions and regular fly changes were needed to entice fish. A variety of flies were tried including Bibio, Pennell, Dawson’s Olive and Fritz

Best areas and baits / lures:
At the beginning of the week it was the east end of the reservoir that produced the most action but the last few days of the week saw the west end spring to life, especially Saturday morning which was frantic with anglers catching full limits in just a few hours. White Mice-tail, orange and green Powerbait along with worm on feeder worked best.
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Ranger office: 01287 644032

David Bateman

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